|Legendary Lanier High School football coach Selby Buck called halfback Danny Minor the best player he coached during his 30 years at the school. Minor, who played at Lanier in mid 50’s, was the Poets player of the year in 1955 while also being named first team all State and first team all Southern as well as honorable mention All American.
As a senior he led Lanier to 8-3 record, losing to LaGrange in a region playoff after he was hurt early in the game forcing him to sit out the majority of the contest.
As a senior he scored 16 touchdowns and 2 extra points to lead 1-AA in scoring with 98 points while leading he region in rushing with 1,027 yards. That remained a Lanier record for 13 years. He finished his career with 25 touchdowns.
Minor was also a top notch baseball player for the Poets. He one hit The University of Georgia’s freshman team in a 4-2 Lanier win during his senior season. During the regular high school baseball season in 1956 he led Region 1-AA in hitting with a .520 average.
Following his senior season he had more than 25 scholarship offers to play College football and chose the U.S. Military Academy where he was a member of the Black Knight’s last unbeaten team in 1958. He was a backup running back to All American Bob Anderson and also played in the defensive secondary.
During his plebe year (freshman) he scored 9 touchdowns on punt returns of 63 and 70 yards and runs from scrimmage of 40, 98 and 60 yards.